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Empire Company Limited (EMP-A.TO)

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Empire Company Limited

115 King Street
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
902 752-8371

Sector(s)Consumer Defensive
IndustryGrocery Stores
Full Time Employees131,000

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Michael Bennett MedlinePresident, CEO & Director2.59MN/A1963
Mr. Matt ReindelExecutive VP & CFO985.07kN/AN/A
Mr. Pierre St-LaurentChief Operating Officer1.26MN/AN/A
Mr. Douglas B. NathansonExecutive VP, Chief Development Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary714.89kN/AN/A
Mr. Simon GagnéExecutive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer923.95kN/AN/A
Mr. Clinton David Keay C.A., C.P.A.Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance793.02kN/A1966
Ms. Julia KnoxChief Technology and Analytics Officer & Chief Privacy OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Katie BrineDirector of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Jacquelin WeatherbeeVice President of Communications & Corporate AffairsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Sandra SandersonChief Marketing OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2023 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in CAD.


Empire Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food retail and related real estate businesses in Canada. It operates through two segments, Food Retailing, and Investments and Other Operations. The company owns, affiliates, and franchises retail stores under various retail banners, including Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Farm Boy, Longo's, and Lawtons Drugs; and operates grocery e-commerce stores under the banners, such as Voilà, Grocery Gateway,, and It also owns interest in the Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust, an open-ended real estate investment trust to own, operate, and develop a portfolio of grocery and pharmacy-anchored shopping centers, freestanding stores, and mixed-use developments; and various equity accounted interests in Genstar partnerships that develop residential real estate properties in Ontario, Western Canada, and the United States. Empire Company Limited was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Stellarton, Canada.

Corporate Governance

Empire Company Limited’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of March 1, 2024 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 6; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 3.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.